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THE MARCHES REAL FOOD AND FARMING CONVERGENCE

Babbinswood Farm, near Oswestry, Shropshire
October 4&5,2024
Save the Date - tickets will go on sale in July

The MRFFConvergence

CONTINUING TO BUILD OUR LOCAL FOOD FUTURE ACROSS THE MARCHES
4&5 October 2024

After a successful first year in 2023 as the Marches Real Food & Farming Conference, the event returns for 2024 with a new format - all the better to bring people together from across the Marches as we continue to build  'Our Local Food Future'.

We are calling it a 'Convergence'  because it's about fostering collaboration and building community in an interactive space. It's a celebration of our landscape and the people who work on it.

The Convergence is being hosted by the Marches Real Food & Farming Network which emerged from the conference last year and has been organising a range of outreach events since then to continue building relationships and extending our reach.

LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST FROM LAST YEAR'S CONFERENCE HERE

WHAT THE CONVERGENCE IS ABOUT:

  • Building a collaborative Good Food movement for a regenerative and  resilient regional food system.

  • Exploring food system transformation across the supply chain with a focus on agro-ecological farming and routes to market. 

  • Examining the question of scale: scaling out, up and deep, what does this mean from the hyper-local through to bioregional level and how can we connect.

  • Creating a unique space for food conversations, ranging from land based wisdom to food sovereignty.  

 

We plan to cover everything from perennial vegetable growing and holistic land management to local infrastructure for shorter supply chains, but we want to build the programme based on your priorities.

 

We believe in learning by doing and we would really like to know what impact the conference last year has had and what you would like to see as part of the Convergence this year - please let us know by answering these 3 quick questions to have your say.

 

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Call to Action

We invite you to be a co-creator of the 2024 Convergence. 

Please get in touch if you can be actively involved in any way - running a session, as an exhibitor or sponsor and complete the relevant form below by Friday 7th June

 

Call for Proposals

We are inviting ideas for Panel sessions, Open forums or Practical workshops. Please complete the form here 

 

Call for Sponsors

We are actively looking for sponsors so that we can make the event as affordable as possible and get as wide a reach as we can. Please complete this form if you would like to support us through sponsorship.

 

Call for Exhibitors

There will be Exhibitor opportunities - please apply here if you would like to share what you do with the Convergence audience and so support us to run the convergence.

The Conference
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